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Family Fun Day

  • Friends of Corlears Hook Park 479 Cherry Street New York United States (map)

"Family Fun Day" is an event that Friends of Corlears Hook Park has put on annually since our founding and has quickly become a neighborhood tradition. This event doesn't require any "work" to be done, but rather invites the community into the park to enjoy various activities, performances, and learn about local community programming. People are invited to bring a picnic to the park and enjoy an array of fun entertainment, giveaways, and information provided by various partner organizations. 


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Performance Schedule:

1:00 pm: An interactive Hanagasa Kai performance by the Flower Hat Dance Troupe from the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York.

2:00 pm: City Parks Foundation PuppetMobile production of Bessie’s Big Shot .

3:00 pm: A Wild Edible Walking Tour with Historic Bites: Come and explore wild edibles, while leaning the history of the Corlears Hook Park, in the Lower East Side. We will meander through the park, discovering Spring edibles as we give you historic bites of the area.

Other participating groups and activities include:
Basketball City will be on hand promoting their summer camp scholarship program, while providing some fun activities, games and prizes for any youth who want to participate.

The NYPD 7th Precinct Community Affairs office will have a patrol car in the park for the kids to explore.

Make Summer Solstice Sun Catchers with the Museum of Chinese in America. The Dragon Boat Festival, also called the Double Fifth Festival, is considered one of the unluckiest days of the year. Let the sun shine through by designing a vibrant sun catcher to protect your home from the five poisonous pests that emerge during this time.

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York as well as some local troops will present various arts and crafts activities.

The NYC Parks Play Mobile will be on-site and stocked with games and toys suitable for children..

University Settlement will provide information about their summer programs and present some kid-friendly activities.

Pillowtalk Fine Art will teach attendees how to make Fuxicos that will be used in a future park installation.

NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower will be on site to answer your questions about their Lower East Side service and provide giveaways.

Henry Street Settlement and the Educational Alliance will be in attendance providing information about their community programming and some fun activities for the kids.

A representative from the FDNY will provide fire safety tips

Some arts and crafts supplies and free giveaways provided by Materials for the Arts

More organizations may be added as the event draws closer. This event is weather permitting and participating organizations/activities are subject to change.

Earlier Event: May 7
T’ai Chi Classes - FREE
Later Event: June 12
Outdoor Yoga - Free